I am a visual content storyteller who loves the creative process. I believe that visual communication is about reaching the right audience at the right time on whatever platform they choose. The exploration and collaboration that goes along with creating something feeds my need to know, my innate curiosity, and my desire to solve problems. I strive for excellence and believe that effective design communicates a clear message and is irresistibly engaging — and if it's exceptional design, it makes you feel something, too.
Currently, I am the Creative Director at Politico where I lead the Visuals team, design the Magazine, and oversee the visual identity for how we approach storytelling. I joined Politico in 2013 as a co-founder of the Magazine — creating the publication from the ground up — then took on the role of Creative Director of visual enterprises in 2015, a new position at the company. Politico Magazine has received numerous awards for its design, graphics and photography, including two General Excellence ASME nominations in its first year and an ASME award for Feature Photography in 2015. Before Politico, I was the Design Director at The Washington Post, where I built and led a team of art directors and designers after working on a small team to redesign the newspaper and magazine. Prior to The Washington Post, I was an Art Director at TIME magazine for 7 years where I designed weekly stories as well as special sections and issues. I also created the Sports Art Director position at the Boston Globe, my hometown newspaper.
I am the 2019 recipient of the Majeri Award for Graphic Journalism from Ball State University’s Department of Journalism. I have won numerous awards from the Society of Publication Designers, the Society of News Design, American Illustration, Society of Illustration, Print, and Communication Arts and have also been a judge and a speaker for many of these organizations.
I live in Washington, D.C. with my wonderful husband Michael and our two beautiful boys, Eli and Milo, who remind me what’s important every day.